Concerning wrist weights, you may have seen many bodybuilders whose wrists are wrapped around heavy duty straps. Those are known as weight lifting wrist straps. Wrist straps are usually applied to help bodybuilder in extending their grip on certain workouts such as heavy barbell shrugs and shoulder side rises.
There are many names for these weight lifting equipments. Here are few names that you might have heard about the wrist weights as lifting straps, weight lifting straps, power straps, power lifting straps, dead lifting straps, deadlift straps, hand straps, training straps, weight straps and etc.
Wrist weights have non stretching material that is "noosed" around your wrists and the rest of the material is wrapped around the lifting bar to help you in handling the weight. Their main function is to keep the bar in your hands when lifting heavy weights.
You might use wrist straps when your grip can't handle heavy amount of weight you are lifting, weak grip, sweaty hands, hurt hands etc. These long lasting, durable and cotton bearing weight lifting wrist straps are the best way to take strain off forearms and wrists while doing exercises such as lat pull downs, deadlifts, rows, one arm row, shrugs and so on.
These straps are mainly used to build bigger back/lats, traps, legs and many more. It helps to improve your grip so you can easily handle heavy weights during various exercises. It has different sizes from teenagers to younger.
Weight lifting straps are applied to improve grip on heavy workouts such as shrugs, deadlifts, cable rows etc. They are basically used on trap and back exercises but may also applied on exercises such as heavy dumbbell curls and presses. Using a strap is not an easy job. It needs some practice to get them hang but it is worth the effort.
Straps can radically strengthen your grip, which will help you to better hit the traps and back. Many people lift more weight than their grip will allow. Wrist weights are a long strip of fabric with a loop at one end. Place the one end through the hole at the other end; both straps should mirror each other.
First of all place your hand through the circle made by strap. Then snug the strap tightly around the wrist. Put your hands on the bar with the help of strap lynching towards the floor. Drag the strap under the bar and rear over the top. At the end twist the bar towards your direction to tighten the straps. Wrist weights can be very useful for your training, but be cautious not to over use them.